Theresa Dykoschak brings extensive legal and international research and fact-finding experiences to her role as staff attorney with The Advocates' Women’s Human Rights program. She evaluates and reports on laws on violence against women from around the world, and she develops trainings related to monitoring and implementing those laws. In addition, she manages the Women’s Human Rights Program website, StopVAW.org.
Prior to joining The Advocates, she practiced at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Minneapolis. She was a long-time volunteer with The Advocates on several projects, including leading a country team in Faegre’s partnership with The Advocates' Africa Advocacy Project. Theresa also volunteered for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Project, and in 2007, and she traveled with The Advocates to Buduburam Camp, Ghana to conduct on-site interviews.
She received her law degree cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a Senior Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal and received an Academic Achievement Award for International Law. She received her B.S. in Languages from Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish, and is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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